to what degree must felons disclose felonies to potential employers?

one of my in-laws has just been released from prison after a 12-year sentence and subsequent 2-year sentence. he is a felon. most employers won't hire felons. however, it becomes a catch-22, because felons are therefore rather restricted from being productive in society if they can't get a job. those who can't get jobs are often more predisposed to crime. although i abhor his crime, i would really like to see him get a job, so that he is less likely to reoffend. he is required by his parole officer to disclose his felony to potential employers. since i used to hire applicants for a company for a living, i know for a fact that 50% of corporations don't check applicants for prior felonies, simply to save money on background checks. what is the minimum amount of information that a felon is legally permitted to disclose to a potential employer? how much can legally be concealed from a potential employer? how vague or detailed must a felon be in disclosing felony information to a potential employer? i'd rather see my in-law busily employed, versus idle and tempted to recommit. he is a child kidnapper/molester. although he really has no right to work after what he did, i'd rather see him go to work versus reoffend. serious responses only, please.

Asked By: john - 8/4/2011
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Technically he would need to become self employed. That can be driving a cab, if he can get a hack/cab license. The reaiity is that jobs are for losers. Start a business and not be a stock boy or some fries cook at Mcdonald's. Hand out flyers for car service and if too many people call, then get cab drivers to drive... More
Answered By: Carla - 8/4/2011
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You are confusing two different concepts. Not all felons are on parole. All the felons that are on parole must comply with the conditions of parole, or go back to prison to finish their sentence. No two parolees have exactly the same conditions... More
Answered By: laughter_every_day - 8/4/2011
If he fails to disclose the felony conviction and it's found out later that he lied on the application ... the company can (and probably will) terminate him... More
Answered By: ornery and mean - 8/5/2011
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